[DWJ] DWJ on Bujold

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue May 13 14:52:30 EDT 2008


>Minnow asked...
>
>> Which reminds me, can anyone by any chance pinpoint any places where JA
>> uses 'gotten'?

and Dorian Gray came up with

>Horace Walpole is maybe a bit early for you?
>
>>From a letter to the Rev. Mr. Cole, December 1775:
>"I had not heard of the painting you tell me of.  As those boobies, the
>Society of Antiquaries, have gotten hold of it, I wonder their piety did not
>make them bury it again, as they did the clothes of Edward I."

I think Walpole is Respectable enough to carry the business through even if
he's forty years too early...  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Minnow





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